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, massachusetts. 17 of these people are said to be in critical condition. the fbi is leading the investigation right now. there's no known motive and no one is in custody but authorities are looking into several active leads. overnight they executed a search warrant at revere, massachusetts. 2:50 p.m. was the first explosion. 12 seconds later.ion coming just this is what it looked and sounded like. that scene, you can see it, just chaos, confusion. police scramble to respond. >> get all units in this city to this scene now. >> i have multiple people down here, okay. i don't know what the cause is. stand by. >> okay. all available. >> tango 911, we have another unattended backpack at boylston. get people away from it. >> some of those people who witnessed the carnage, i have talked to many of them, they have tried to help. >> this big explosion took place in front of me and then i saw this big cloud of smoke and my first instinct was to just run across the street and start helping people. >> your sleeve is bloodied. >> my pants, my clothes. >> show me that flag. >> the flag, that was the flag i
to come back. >> reporter: fbi director robert mueller and attorney general eric holder arrived at the white house a short time ago to brief the president. we believe that's going on right now. president obama is meeting with his cabinet, his national security team, and counterterrorism advisers. that will happen tonight. the fbi is leading a massive investigation. you know, we can almost see it going on all around us, looking into what may have caused this twin set of bombings. and many people have been questioned. moments ago we heard from a man who witnessed the death of one of the bomb victims. that victim an 8-year-old who was killed. he has been identified as martin richard. his father ran in the marathon. the son was there to give him a hug at the end of the race, and now that family which also has suffered many injuries are in mourning. cnn's pamela brown is with me now to tell that part of the story. >> john, the witness i spoke with still in a state of shock today. he was 50 to 75 yards from yesterday's explosions. he says there is one image in particular he cannot get
. >> thank you very much, governor patrick. good afternoon. i'm the special agent in charge of the fbi's boston division. let me recap our investigative efforts this afternoon. yesterday at this time our collaborative efforts were focused on saving lives and treating the injured. at the same time resources were directed to ensure the safety of our community. as soon as those important tasks were completed, first responders focused on establishing a criminal investigation. the fbi's boston joint terrorism task force composed of more than 30 federal state and local law enforcement agencies including the boston police, massachusetts state police, atf, hsi, united states secret service, and others, responded to the scene. many of them were already there as part of the general security for the marathon already in place. the first step law enforcement took was to secure the physical area around the blast for the purpose of preserving evidence in the area related to the devices, itself. this morning the fbi along with boston pd, massachusetts state police, and atf, officially began its forens
tonight is an 8-year-old boy. the fbi is leading the investigation. federal law enforcement has been placed in a level one mobilization, which basically means all hands on deck. up in boston, they're now working 24 hours a day, all days off and have been canceled at this point. the first explosion went off around 2:50 eastern standard time near the finish line of the boston marathon. the video from "the boston globe" captured the explosion as it happened. [ explosion ] [ second explosion ] >> the second explosion went off 12 seconds after the first one. severely injuring innocent bystanders. runners, some were knocked off their feet. thousands of spectators started to run for safety. and there were many who turned and ran back towards the explosion to help the injured. the severity was immediate apparent to law enforcement at the scene. we wanted to play for you the radio traffic among the boston police department in just the few moments after the attack. >> president obama addressed the nation earlier tonight and promised the full resources of the federal government. the fbi is now
this morning, 5 in serious condition. the fbi is now taking the lead in this investigation. there is no motive, no one is in custody, they say. but authorities are said to be pursuing several active leads. overnight they executed a search warrant at an apartment in raveer, massachusetts. the first explosion happened at 2:50 p.m., four hours and nine minutes into the race. the second explosion came 15 seconds later. this is what it looked like. this is what it sounded like. you can see it right there. people on the scene witnessing the carnage. they simply cannot believe their eyes. >> they were banged up, bad. severe lacerations, amputees, a lot of shrapnel. pretty big explosion. there was a lot of blood everywhere. >> so this morning the crime scene normally a very, very busy part of the city. it is shut down for the investigation. it's about a mile long stretch of boylston street which includes copley place and part of the brew dentiprudential cene library. the national guard is patrolling the streets this morning. there were more than 140 people being treated right now at boston area hospit
right at the finish line. turned into a nightmare of chaos, confusion and bloodshed. the fbi has taken the lead in the investigation and police say they have no suspects right now but they are on the lookout for a man who tried to enter a restricted area just minutes before the blast. >> and a boston global journalist was at the finish line and he caught the blasts on tape. look. >> weave had an attack. oh my god. oh my god. oh my god. oh my god. >> president barack obama says he has ordered the full resources of the federal government to respond to the boston attacks. he stopped short of calling it terrorism, saying authorities don't yet have all the answers. >> we still do not know who did this or why. and people shouldn't jump to conclusions before we have all the facts. but make no mistake, we will get to the bottom of this and we will find out who did this and we'll find out why they did this. any response -- any responsible individuals, any responsible groups, will feel the full weight of justice. >> president of the united states earlier today. we are learning of some interestin
reporting on what's going on. it's clearly a preliminary stage at its infancy. the fbi agent in charge says of this investigation. >> only a little over a day old, this investigation. but you do start to sense a bit of frustration from sources you talk to in private, and at the public briefing, you heard the fbi special agent in charge, asking anyone who might think, would have any slightest clue, did you know anyone who might have had a big black nylon bag, who might have said something disparaging about the marathon, clearly what i'm told by sources, the public briefing they said there were no suspects as yet. what i'm told in private is a frantic review of the video evidence under way. there are gaps in the forensics so far in terms of they have video images of the sites where the explosions are. possible video images of the devices on site. no video at least in the conversation a short time ago showing any suspicious person or persons dropping a package and trying to leave. that is an appeal to anyone, if they have any image that might help the investigation in this investigation. part
. that urgency comes in contrast to a public statement the fbi boston office just moments ago put out a statement saying it's too early, the situation is too fluid to say anything about the cause or the motivation, but we do know as you noted, two confirmed dead, including an 8-year-old boy, i'm told, by a state official in massachusetts. 130 plus injured, many of them in critical situations tonight. let's go through some other reporting on the investigation. i'm told there have been several persons of interest questioned throughout the day. one source saying don't overread this, that this is part of a routine investigation. someone shows up at a hospital with a certain type of burns, for example, they might be questioned to see if they were perhaps so close to the explosive device to be part of the team that placed those devices. but i'm told as of about 45 minutes ago, no one had been identified yet as a suspect. that would be a racheting up in terms of law enforcement language. this source also confirmed the upgrade, airport security screenings at boston's logan airport, there may be others in
a suspect. authorities are interviewing him. this goes from the fbi, top down, the white house, washington meeting about this the president making statements, making sure all resources on the ground to see who did this and why. we know the investigators have leeds. we know that they feel positive about the progress they are making. and we are covering it from all angles, extensive team coverage of this developing story. again two tracks. what do we know who who did this and why? a lot of that has to do with the bomb, the signature, the materials, how they could have been accessed. how it was made, what it tells us about the level of sophistication. what is on our heads and hearts this morning are the people who were hurt here, the people who lost their lives. poppy harlow, at one of the hospitals still fighting battles for the wounded. susan candiotti, latest on the investigation for us. briana keilar, at the white house with the latest response for how they are moving assets and information. and then what is the reaction to this story here in boston? the larger home of the country? the wo
>>> this was a heinous and cowardly act. and given what we know about what took place, the fbi's investigating it as an act of terrorism. anytime bombs are used to target innocent civilians, it is an act of terror. >> it was horrific. the bomb just took out the legs of everybody. >> it was very 9/11-ish, you know? >> when i made the turn, it was the first pop, boom, and another one, boom, and another one, boom. >> my immediate reaction was to seek cover. >> here we are in boston, just outside copley square. dealing wirth aftermath of the boston marathon bombings. the attacks on the people here have been felt in boston, in the state, around the country, and the world. we have new information for you about the investigation, about the struggles still going on in the hospitals for people dealing with serious injuries and of course the face that has captured us in the aftermath of this little boy, of little martin, 8 years old, lost his life. we jugot word from his family, bill richard, the father running the marathon, his son, daughter, wife all came to see him. my dear son martin
the blast. >> my mom called the fbi at the airport trying to get information on people who had seen the blast, and my mom had some pictures on the explosion. so they talked to her. i think they're just trying to figure out who did it. it's such a crowded area, it's hard to see. >> ryan, i'm so glad you're okay. thank you for talking with us. >> my prayers and thought s everyone else. >> late word, that we've -- and katie, thank you very much as well. i wish you and your sister the best. we have late word of the atf who have sent all their personnel from boston to the scene. so that's just part of this massive investigation that will be going on for many days. late word that police are on the lookout for someone with a possible connection to the bombing, a possible. sort of a person of interest. they're not saying it's a suspect. that news the always comes with caution. early leads may well be false leads. there's simply so much information authorities have to deal with right now. but with that in mind, john king has been talking to his sources and joins us now. john, what are you he
done this. that is the only fact that we do have it about it. how soon do you think the fbi will have a lot mf information. there was attempted bombing in times square new york. actually an american recruit er so these things can be incredibly fast moving. >> hold it. we have breaking news from brian todd. he's on the ground. police are surrounding a property can you bring us up to speed on what is going on? >> yes, we are at an apartment building on ocean avenue in the town of revere, massachusetts. a couple of miles northeast. state police are here checking out an apartment. we got to the lobby of the building and spoke off camera with a couple of state police officials who confirmed they were checking out one apartment. we asked for more information and they would not give it but one of their superiors said all the questions have to go to the fbi and they shooed us out of the lobby. a young lady told thaus the authorities had been on site here at least since 5:00 p.m. and she and her family were worried and scared by the presence of the law enforcement officers. whether this is a s
to welcome our viewers in the united states and also around the world. the fbi is taking the lead now investigating monday's attack at the boston marathon. this was the moment as it happened. two blasts one right after the other. 12 seconds and about 100 yards apart. the chaos was immediate but the toll is still unfolding. >> investigators call it a terror attack but who is behind it is among the many unknowns at this hour. >> we are working 12 hour shifts. please give us some space around the area as we process this scene. 23 there are any pieces of information or photos from the incident getting those to the two tip lines, they are now in charge of the investigation because of the nature of this investigation. >> this may or may not be part of the investigation. >> and president barack obama has called for increased security around the country as needed. he has ordered that the full resources be brought to bear. >> make no mistake. we will get to the bottom of this. and we will find out who did this we will find out why they did this. any responsible individuals, any responsible gro
and cowardly act, and given what we now know about what took place, the fbi's investigating it as an ability of terrorism. any time bombs are used to target innocent civilians, it is an ability ct of terror. >> new details about the horrif horrific act. here's what we know at the moment. the number of people killed stands at three. that includes an 8-year-old boy. >> police have just raised the number of people wounded. they now say 176 people were hurt in the blast, at least 17 are in critical condition but still no arrests and no group has claimed responsibility for the attack. >> the fbi leading the investigation, authorities say they are following several leads. you are looking here at live pictures. we've got live pictures. there are of the crime scene, overlooking copley square in boston. >> investigators are combing through every inch. they are simply searching for clues, anything to bring attention to this. we've got an update on the investigation. this news conference happened just a short time ago. you see massachusetts governor deval patrick dispelling earlier reports about a worr
that already blew up, and the unexploded devices. clearly there is a lot of ground to cover. the fbi is taking the lead in the investigation. >> it will do so through the boston joint terrorism task force. this will be a combined federal, state and local effort. it will be an ongoing investigation. it is a criminal investigation that is -- has the potential, is a potential terrorist investigation. >> reporter: and they're asking the public for help. >> anybody who has any information pertaining to this crime, to call -- >> reporter: so far no firm suspect in the bombings. but law enforcement sources say they have a number of active leads. they've issued a be on the lookout bulletin for someone described as a darker skinned or black male with a black backpack and black sweatshirt. that person could be a foreign national with an accent. sources say he tried to gain access to a restricted area before the blast. police are also looking for a penske truck that tried to gain access to a restricted area. a federal law enforcement official told cnn that both bombs were small. and initial tests show no
. but they will get it. we have great forensic capability, i'm also a former special agent in the fbi. and they will determine where the signatures come from. maybe it is a new signature. maybe they have not seen it before. bombmakers have a signature in how -- >> where they were trained. the signature is basically the way they maybe do their wiring. they may not narrow it down to one individual, but may narrow it down to a specific bomb trainer who trained these people to do it or it may narrow it down to a website that gives specific instructions on how to do it. whoever may have accessed that website and they'll pull on that to look back to who may have accessed the websites that shows specifically how this type of bomb may have been made. >> we're also now hearing it is likely, not certain, but likely from a law enforcement source that it was a timing device, not a cellular device. they are going to be checking all cell phones, any calls made from the region. but that again is a relatively crude way to do a bomb. >> it is crude. but it is effective. and one of the things i suspect
this. >> this was a heinous and cowardly act. given what we now know took place the fbi is investigating it as an act of terrorism. >> it was a terrorist attack of some sort. >> reporter: no group, domestic or international, has claimed responsibility for the attacks but officials pledged to find out who is to blame as quickly as possible. we will find this person, trust me, or persons, whoever is involved, and bring them to justice the american way. not the uncivilized way that they reaped the carnage on us. >> reporter: i'm on the ground here in boston to bring you the latest today in that investigation as new information continues to pour out from this resilient city. i am also right now going to join lillian campbell as we mentioned at the top of the show just within the last few hours we found the name of a second victim who died in the terrorist attack here, krystle campbell of medford, massachusetts, just 29 years old, and right now joining us on the phone is her grandmother, lillian. first of all, mrs. campbell, our deepest condolences to you on what must be a ho
an incident to be as cautious as possible and that's exactly what the president was doing. >> joe, the fbi have taken charge of the investigation tonight. i guess one of the first concerns will be are there more bombings being planned around america, perhaps in other cities. we've noticed in new york heightened tension certainly, lot of sirens going off, lot of big monuments having more protection around them and so on, which would be standard procedure, i guess, when this happens in any major city in america. but what are you picking up from the white house about this, anything? >> picking up from law enforcement authorities in the government that across this country, a number of selected cities are actually beefing up their security presence in light of what has happened in boston. in new york city, for example, also here in washington, d.c., as far west as san francisco, police in all of those places taking a closer look at their security because frankly, when you think about this, talking to law enforcement authorities, piers, this is the kind of situation that law enforcement and othe
enormous. the fbi which takes the lead roll is flooding the city with assets to process an enormous crime scene. the federal bureau has sent every available person from new york. they have activated their national response team which is made of of certified explosion specialists and k-9 handlers. everyone has said these devices did not appear highly sophisticated but they were very powerful. they will be looking to figure out what they can learn from the ark of the explosion. all to help agents discover whether it was the case of home groan or international terrorism. mass transit including subways and airports getting a close look right now. the tighter security appears to go up and down the east coast, as far as south as miami and as far west as san francisco and seattle. of course it is just about as tight as it can get in the city of boston, itself. police there are on emergency deployment. john farahs, cnn washington. >> we have been reporting that there is a lot of police activity in revere, massachusetts. that is not far from boston. about five miles. >> brian todd is there. he joi
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